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Current WHMS Club Schedule

Art Club (4th -8th)

The Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. Some projects will be collaborative and become part of a permanent installation in WHMS.

Meets on Wednesdays at 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. in the Art Room and alternates weeks based on grade level. Sign up in the Art Room. Art Club begins October 16th for grades 4/5. October 23rd for grades 6-8. Click here for sponsor information

1st Semester: Oct 16th 4/5, October 23rd 6-8, October 30th 4/5, November 6th 6-8, November 13th, 4/5, November 20th 6-8, November 27th - No School, December 4th 4/5, December 11th 6-8, December 18th 4/5 

 

Book Club (7th - 8th)

The Book Club is designed to be a celebration of literature. Through vigorous conversations, students will engage with novels and contemplate what they teach about themselves and the world. Book Club will meet every Wednesday 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. in Room 124.

Book Club begins October 16th. Click here sponsor information.

Chamber Strings (4th-8th)

Open to students who play a string orchestra instrument and who are interested in exploring fiddle and/or chamber music (duets, trios, quartets) with others. Since this club is a performing group, regular attendance is expected. Students in grades 4 & 5 with instructor permission. (at least 1 year of playing experience required) are welcome to attend. Chamber Strings will meet alternating A days, either Wednesday or Thursday in the Orchestra Room from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Chamber Strings begins October 17th. Click here for sponsor information.

Chess Club (4th-8th)

Chess Club meets weekly throughout the year on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. in the media center. All grades and abilities are welcome. Students play each member in the club, thus meeting kids from other grades, and challenging their abilities. Student members instruct peers on game tactics and strategies. We have a double elimination tournament later in the year. Sportsmanship is stressed.

Chess Club begins October 16th. Click here for sponsor information.

Creative Writing Club (4th-5th)

Do you want to grow as a writer? Do you love to express yourself through writing. If so, we encourage you to give our creative writing club a try! Creative Writing Club will meet every Friday in Room 131 from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Creative Writing Club begins October 11th. Click here for sponsor information.

Current Events (6th-8th)

Current Events meets on Monday in the Media Center lab from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. and is open to students in grades 6th-8th. Each session, students will discuss local, national and global events with their peers and see how their knowledge stacks up against other teams of students in the school. You don't have to be a social studies expert to participate or have fun in this club, rather just show up and be ready to contribute. There is no outside work or additional expectations by participating in this club.

Current Events begins October 7th. Click here for sponsor information.

Fall Forensics Club (6th-8th)

Fall Forensics season runs from September 23 - November 23, 2019

Fall Tournament location is at Birmingham Covington School on Saturday, November 23rd form 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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French Club (4th-8th)

Bienvenue! Venez participez! Come learn about French culture and food. "We are a bunch of Voyageurs who like to sing, dance, play games, tell stories, build canoes and have fun!" French Club meets Friday on B days from 3:15 - 4:10 p.m. in Room 104.

French Club begins October 18th. Click here for sponsor information.

Green Club (4th-8th)

The Environmental Club is back! We have established native plant beds around the school, we have established an outdoor classroom, and we have a very large recycling program. We have also earned the highest Green School Award from Oakland County and hope to keep the Evergreen status for years to come. We'd love to have you join us in helping our Earth and encouraging others to do their part! We are always continuing to look for ways to celebrate the earth. The Green Club meets every other Monday in Room 117 from 7:30 - 8:10 p.m.

Green Club begins October 7th. Click here for sponsor information.

Honors Choir (6th-8th)

Students rehearse and perform challenging vocal musical selections. Honors Choir will meet alternating B days, on Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. in the Choir Room.

Honors Choir begins October 10th. Click here for sponsor information.

Jazz Band (6th-8th)

For students interested in exploring, learning and performing jazz, big band, swing, pop, rock, funk and Latin band music. Open to all band instruments. Since Jazz Band is a performing group, attendance at every rehearsal is expected. Jazz Band meets alternating A days, either Wednesday or Thursday in the Band Room from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Jazz Band begins October 17th. Click here for sponsor information.

Knitting/Needle Crafts Club (4th-8th)

Students will learn the two basic stitches used in Knitting, knit and purl. After mastering casting on and the knit and purl stitches, students will have the opportunity to use their knowledge and create either knitted slippers, scarves, hats, and/or doll blankets that they can donate to local charities or use themselves. No prior knitting knowledge required. Learn the skills of knitting and to enjoy the company of fellow club members. Required materials will be discussed in the first meeting. Knitting Club will meet every Thursday in the Media Center from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Knitting Club begins October 10th. Click here for sponsor information.

Leadership Club (4th-8th)

Students who value leading by example and modeling a commitment to learning, integrity and kindness are encouraged to join. Student leaders use social and volunteer events as well as presentations in classrooms of younger students to foster a school-wide commitment to positive decision-making, teamwork and community. Leadership students also benefit from partnering with the Kindness Matters 365 organization. Leadership Club meets every other Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. 

4/5 meet in Media Center

6-8 meet in Cafeteria

Leadership Club begins October 1st. Click here for sponsor information.

Leadership Meeting Dates:

October 1/22/29 November 12/26 December 10 January 14/28 February 11/25 March 10/24/31 April 28 May 12/26 June 9

 

Mathcounts (6th-8th)

Mathcounts is a club geared toward competitive mathematics for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Mathcounts stretches your ability to problem solve and exposes you to math concepts you may have never learned in math class. Mathcounts meets on Mondays from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. in Room 110.

Mathcounts begins October 7th. Click here for contact information.

Newspaper WHMS Press (4th-8th)

Students will be instructed in the "W's" of reporting, (who, what, where, how and why). They will have the opportunity to write, peer edit, plan layouts, and work with photography resulting in a newspaper, which they will market to their peers. Newspaper Club will meet every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in Lab 112.

Newspaper Club begins October 10th. Click here for sponsor information.

Movement and Mindfulness (6th-8th)

 

Are you stressed out? Do you feel disconnected and spaced out some days? Join the new Movement and Mindfulness Club on Wednesday mornings to connect with others and explore ways to create a more positive mindset! We will be using yoga, brain gym and mindful activities to explore how to connect more powerfully with ourselves and others. Come on out and create a community of mindful students at West Hills who take their practice into the world and make it a better place! Movement and Mindfulness club is open to students in grades 6-8 and will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7:20 - 8:05 in the cafeteria. 

Movement and Mindfulness begins on October 16th  Click here for sponsor information.

Spanish Club (6th-8th)

Are you interested in learning more about the Spanish language and Spanish - speaking cultures? Join our Spanish Club! The Spanish Club is an environment outside of the classroom where those who have a passion for Spanish-speaking culture can get together, participate in activities and meet other like-minded students. Spanish Club will meet every month on Tuesday from 3:15 - 4:05 p.m. in Room 105. There will also be 2-3 field trips.

Spanish Club begins October 8th. Click here for sponsor information.

Wave Board/Rec Club (4th-8th)

This club is to promote fitness and exercise in the form of wave boarding. The students will be taught how to wave board and to learn new skills as well. We supply wave boards and helmets, but you are more than welcome to bring in your own. Wave board/Rec Club will meet in the Field House every Friday from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Wave board/Rec Club begins October 11th. Click here for sponsor information.

Math Pentathlon (4th-5th)

Math Pentathlon is a program of interactive problem-solving games. Five different games will be taught over the course of about 15 weeks. Math Pentathlon Games develop logical, computational and spatial reasoning in a highly motivational format designed for students within a broad range of ability levels. Club members will participate in the math pentathlon tournament in early 2020. To provide the best quality experience possible for our pentathletes, we limit enrollment to 20 students. Because of our limited enrollment, it is essential that we have a committed attitude from students for participation in the Math Pentathlon tournament at the beginning of 2020. A registration fee for the tournament will apply. Math Pentathlon will be held on Thursdays from 7:30-8:10 a.m. in Room 114

Math Pentathlon will begin January 9, 2020

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Table Tennis (6th-8th)

If you'd like to make lifelong friends, enjoy playing ping pong, and are willing to win/lose in a friendly manner, then this is the club you should check out. Table Tennis Club provides members opportunities to compete against players of various skill levels and styles. Anyone interested in developing or enhancing their table tennis skills and knowledge are encouraged to join.

Table Tennis begins October 7th. Click here for sponsor information.

Yearbook (4th-8th)

Students from all grade levels are welcome. It is the yearbook club's job to chronicle this year's events at West Hills. We need creative, energetic, enthusiastic, organized, dependable and responsible people. We need photographers, copywriters and editors. Students learn design, layout, marketing, and much more. Yearbook Club meets on Monday in Lab 112 from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Yearbook Club begins October 7th. Click here for sponsor information.

Lacrosse Club (4th-6th)

Boys and girls in grades 4-6 are welcome to participate in the Lacrosse Club at West Hills. The club will focus on teaching some of the basics of the sport and will be non-contact. Emphasis will be placed on stick skills such as passing and catching.  If you have your own stick, feel free to bring it, but it is not required. Lacrosse Club will meet on Fridays in the main gym from 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.

Lacrosse Club begins on November 1st. Click here for sponsor information

Lacrosse Club end date is January 31st.

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